March 6, 2020

2020 Mushroom Certification Trainings Cancelled


Due to the coronavirus pandemic around the globe, and out of an abundance of caution, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has decided to cancel the morel and oyster mushroom certification workshops scheduled for March 21 and April 4.

Planting Potatoes in the Home Garden

A pile of potatoes on a counter.

One of the most popular vegetables in the home garden is the “Irish” potato. A native of South America, the potato didn’t become an important food crop until it was introduced to Ireland in the sixteenth century. Potatoes are easy to grow and are available in a variety of types, colors and shapes. They are highly nutritious and can be baked, boiled, fried and prepared in other ways. 

Planting  

Start Onions the Right Way

Master Gardener Training Offered This Fall


If you’ve ever dreamed of improving your gardening skills in a way that benefits others and helps your community, you might want to consider becoming a Master Gardener volunteer.

Training for this popular program will be offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this fall, at participating county extension offices, and at a hands-on workshop at Iowa State University, Oct. 10.

The Art of Growing Seedlings Indoors